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Support Technician


npm is the world’s largest software repository, with over 10 million users and over 40 billion software package downloads every month. Our systems are critical to software engineers all over the world and used in every industry; from the public registry, which serves packages to open source engineers and small organizations, to our new enterprise solution, which provides single tenant registries for medium and large customers.

We are looking for a Support Technician who is passionate about helping customers solve technical problems with patience and empathy. You will be directly interacting with our most important asset – our javascript community!  You will also have the ability to potentially influence the development of administrative tooling, both internal and externally facing. This role reports to the Support Manager.

Key responsibilities include

  • Building close relationships with customers and use knowledge of the market to inform product evolution
  • Addressing support tickets submitted by customers with a myriad of technical ability and backgrounds
  • Triaging and evaluating the severity of tickets assigned daily
  • Working with other support team members to positively resolve customer issues and concerns
  • Working occasionally with the product and development team to communicate tooling opportunities that will benefit the customer and also the support team
  • Acting as a liaison between customers to facilitate communication
  • Occasionally documenting solutions to use for our internal knowledge base

We would prefer that you have experience with the following

  • Zendesk
  • Technical support
  • Working on a distributed team
  • Familiarity with using a command line

It would be nice if you have the following

  • npm command line or website experience
  • Prior experience working with a distributed team
  • Familiarity with the Javascript community
  • At least two years working with customers in a technical support capacity
  • IT Support Professional certification
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Our Code of Conduct

npm exists to facilitate sharing code, by making it easy for JavaScript module developers to publish and distribute packages. npm is a piece of technology, but more importantly, it is a community. We believe that our mission is best served in an environment that is friendly, safe, and accepting; free from intimidation or harassment. We do not tolerate abusive behavior. See our unabridged code of conduct here.

Why You Should Join

In joining the npm team, you’ll become an important part of a small but dedicated engineering team. We strive to provide a sensible working environment that doesn’t ask for or encourage habitual overtime and we offer flexibility in schedule. We have a progressive parental leave policy and vacation time is not just encouraged, but celebrated and enforced. We also understand that healthy schedules lead to better outcomes. To help ensure this balance we have contracted support night coverage so we don’t interrupt anyone’s sleep.

We believe that high-performing teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we actively seek a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, and people from low-income families.

Where We Can Hire

Our headquarters are in Oakland, California. We can best support you if you can overlap with US time zones. We currently have team members across the US time zones and in the UK, Canada, and Mexico. We cannot currently sponsor new work visas, but we can transfer existing H-1Bs.